RICHMOND – The Richmond Red Sox opened the Atlantic mosquito AAA baseball championship on a winning note here Friday morning.
The Red Sox edged the P.E.I. representative Charlottetown Royals 5-4 in the opening game.
Nathan Grigg earned the win while Jacob Sweet registered the save. Jacob Squires was the pitcher of record for the Royals.
Charlie DesRoches had the game-winning RBI for the Red Sox in the third inning.
The Red Sox will face St. John’s, N.L., at 1:30 p.m., and Charlottetown will take on Fredericton, at 3:45 p.m. The day’s other game featured Fredericton taking on Dartmouth, N.S., at 11:15 a.m.
The tournament features a round-robin format, with the top two teams meeting in Sunday afternoon’s championship game.